The Princeton Review has published the 2010 edition of The Best 172 Law Schools. The guide lists 11 ranking categories of the top 10 law schools in various categories. The lists are based on surveys of 18,000 students attending the 172 law schools profiled.

Following are some of the best institutions to earn a law school degree:

Georgia State University College of Law - It is one of the nation's most outstanding law schools and the only in Georgia with a top 10 ranking in the 2010 edition of "The Best 172 Law Schools". It is placed in the top 10 of "most chosen by older students".

University of Tennessee, Knoxville - The College of Law at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is one of the nation’s best 172 law schools. The guide says students benefit from being able to pursue specializations. The college offers specialized programming through its Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution and its Center for Entrepreneurial Law.

Northeastern University’s School of Law - It was ranked No. 2 among all the law schools in the book for both providing the “best environment” for minority students and for having the “most liberal” students. Only 40 percent of the schools were cited in more than one list. The law school was cited for its “commitment to progressive lawyering”, its emphasis on experiential learning, and its “unique grading system (that) provides for (an) extremely cooperative atmosphere”.

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa - Mānoa’s William S. Richardson School of Law took the top ranking among law schools in the U.S. for offering the best environment for minority students in the Princeton Review. It is also rated 2nd in the review as the school most chosen by older students and fifth for the most diverse faculty. The William S. Richardson School of Law has been accredited by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association since 1982.

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